The LaidBlaksound takes massive inspiration from ska and reggae, but has often been described as ‘street soul’. The influences are broad and represent sounds that define the eclectic nature of Bristol music, from reggae, to dancehall, soul, hip hop, funk and jazz, whilst of course never forgetting their jungle heritage. It’s all in the blend and the results is a fun filled sunshine dance music that keeps your feet moving and your face smiling.
They have supported many heavyweights from the world of reggae and beyond like Toots and Maytals, Damian Marley, Congo Natty, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Gentleman’s Dub Club and John Legend. They also performed alongside Tricky in Paris and supported The Wailers on their recent UK tour dates as well as The Easy Allstars and Lee Scratch Perry.
Ed Sheeran is known to end all of his gigs with ‘Red’ a LaidBlak track.